Department of Ecology News Release - August 5, 2014

Washington to update greenhouse gas reporting rule
Ecology invites input from stakeholders

OLYMPIA – The Department of Ecology is proposing amendments to Washington’s greenhouse gas reporting rule to ensure requirements remain efficient and consistent with the Environmental Protection Agency’s rule. Businesses who currently report greenhouse gas emissions are encouraged to share ideas and suggestions for updating the rule.

The greenhouse gas reporting rule went into effect Jan. 1, 2011. The Washington Legislature directed Ecology to periodically update the rule to maintain consistency with EPA’s rule.

The proposed amendments affect power plants, refineries and other industrial facilities that report greenhouse gas emissions and update existing processes that save reporters time and money. Transportation fuel supplier reporters are not affected by the proposed changes.

Ecology will host a half-day stakeholder meeting to gather input and feedback from businesses currently reporting greenhouse gas emissions and other interested parties. The meeting will be 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, at Ecology Headquarters: 300 Desmond Drive SE, Lacey. For additional information about the meeting email, call 360-407-7528 or visit the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule Making page on Ecology’s website.



Camille St. Onge, communication manager, 360-584-6501, @ecologyWA